Spring Training & Racing

Updated - 23/04/2017
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Racing began at Woodbine Racetrack April 15.  Kingview Farms' Peggy O will represent the first starter of 2017 for trainer Catherine Day Phillips on April 23, in race 8.Catherine sent out sets of horses for training on April 22 with owners Sean Fitzhenry, David Anderson and George Ledson coming out to watch from the rail on the main track.Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry's homebred filly, Dixie Moon, (pictured above) by Curlin out of their mare Dixie Chicken (also raced and trained by Catherine Day Phil

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Shipping In to Woodbine for 2017

Updated - 02/03/2017
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Trainer Catherine Day Phillips and her crew were busy getting the stalls  ready in preparation for the arrival of the horses for the 2017 racing season at Woodbine.After a month of light training at the farm, 24 horses were shipped in to Catherine's barn on February 28 in time for the opening of Woodbine's training track on March 1.A handful of fresh two-year-olds joined Catherine's returning winners of 2016 such as Woodbine Oaks winner, Neshama, six time winner Peggy O, G

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Maiden breaking drive for Rainbows Ahead

Updated - 27/11/2016
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Kingview Farms homebred, Rainbows Ahead, held on despite drifting out down the stretch to win a $31,000 Maiden Optional Claiming at Woodbine November 27. (more…)

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Flashinthepants Breaks Her Maiden In Style

Updated - 20/11/2016
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Sent off as the favourite, Flashinthepants, did not disappoint with an all out drive down the stretch to break her maiden in her seventh career race this season at Woodbine. (more…)

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Watch Me Strut Prevails to Second Straight Win

Updated - 17/11/2016
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Trainer Catherine Day Phillips recorded her 20th win of the season when her Kingfield Racing Stable owned, Watch Me Strut, overcame a troubled stretch run to prevail for his second straight win at Woodbine. (more…)

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Gilded Splinters Determined Winner

Updated - 30/10/2016
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Sitting mid-pack off the pace for the majority of the mile and sixteen distance, Gilded Splinters turned for home determined to catch the runaway front runner.   (more…)

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Financial Recovery takes on the boys in Cup and Saucer

Updated - 20/10/2016
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Woodbine News & NotesTORONTO, October 19 - Financial Recovery, an impressive maiden winner on October 7, will take on the boys in Saturday's co-featured $250,000 Cup and Saucer Stakes for Canadian-bred juveniles, at Woodbine. Read Article Here

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Two year-olds shine for trainer Catherine Day Phillips

Updated - 10/10/2016
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A late run down the stretch by Watch Me Strut on Sunday, October 9, gave trainer Catherine Day Phillips her third win in as many days with three two-year-olds breaking their maiden at Woodbine.Two year-old Financial Recovery lead the charge with a win in race 7 on October 7 in a 1 1/16 mile MSW on the turf for owners Narola LLC and Anderson Farms Ontario, Inc.Followed by a win with Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry's homebred Guy Caballero the next day, October 8 in a 1 1/16 mile MSW taken off the grass at Woodbine.Catherine's own Watch Me Strut completed the hat trick with an impressive stretch run to win by a half

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Guy Caballero skims rail to win

Updated - 09/10/2016
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Sean and Dorothy's homebred two year-old Guy Caballero skimmed the rail to win by a head in the seventh race, a Maiden Allowance going 1 1/16th mile on the Tapeta today at Woodbine.Taken off the turf the son of Quality Road - Dixie Chicken, by Rahy took to the Tapeta sitting off the pace before surging along the rail in late stretch to win by a head in his second lifetime start.The win provided jockey Rafael Hernandez with his 2000th career win and made it two wins in a row in trainer Catherine Day Phillips.Catherine will be sending out Watch Me Strut in the fifth race at Woodbine tomorrow, October 9 as we

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Gate to Wire Win for Financial Recovery

Updated - 07/10/2016
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The third time was the charm for 2 year-old filly, Financial Recovery, who cruised to her first career win in a Maiden Special Weight on the turf at Woodbine today.The increase in distance to a mile and sixteenth appeared to suit the Street Cry (Ire) daughter of Flawless Diamond (Saint Ballado) as she vied for the lead early to set the pace then widen her lead down the stretch under a hand ride by jockey Rafael Hernandez.A homebred of Anderson Farms (Ontario) Inc owned in partnership with Dr. Christoph Berglar's Narola LLC, Financial Recovery debuted this summer with a pair of fourth place finishes on the tur

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